NPG Number
118
Mkey
2358
Sitter/Title
Elizabeth Fry
Qualifier
by
Artist(s)
SamuelDrummond
Date made
circa 1815
Medium
watercolour on ivory
Credit line
© National Portrait Gallery, London
elizabeth fry

2358

118

Elizabeth Fry

by

Samuel Drummond

circa 1815

watercolour on ivory

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Fry's Quaker upbringing and beliefs (represented by her distinctive bonnet), were manifested in her interest in women's prison reforms. The bars of Newgate prison are shown in the background of
this miniature. Her informed but compassionate stance resulted in more humanitarian treatment of women prisoners. In this portrait, Fry is shown as if pausing during one of her weekly Bible readings at Newgate prison.